Scientists name new species of rainfrog after Greta Thunberg
Scientists name new species of rainfrog after Greta Thunberg Scientists name new species of rainfrog after Greta Thunberg The animal’s name has additional links to its famous namesake as climate-change threatens its natural habitat,and it "faces a constant risk of extinction". Greta Thunberg new species of rainfrog, discovered in the Panama jungle, has been named after Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
The species has been named as Pristimantis gretathunbergae, or Greta Thunberg known as the Greta Thunberg Rainfrog. The frog was originally discovered inand was thought to be part of already categorised Pristimantis family.
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However, recent DNA analysis confirmed that the frog is a new species, according to scientific journal Zookeys. It was named after Greta Thunberg Thunberg when conservation nonprofit The Rainforest Trust held an auction that allowed the winner to name new species.
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The frog was discovered at a reserve established by the conservation organization AdoptaBosque with support from Rainforest Trust. Source: Konrad Mebert et al. Inthe National History Museum named a tiny new species of beetle after Greta Thunberg high-schooler.
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